“ThermoField is a company based on induction technology. The technology works by having two magnets; one being an electro magnet. When turned on, a magnetic field is created which moves atoms in the magnet above, to create heat. This heat can be used to cook, to heat water and for any other thing that requires heat. The design we are working on relies on electricity and therefore we will be utilizing solar power for this. This will keep our design safe for the consumer and for the environment.”
Summary: Many people rely on gas stoves when they go camping, which is not only bad for the environment but also bad for their health. ThermoField’s product will save users time and money as they won’t need to buy gas canisters or other environmentally harmful fuels. The team are designing a portable induction hob that will be able to charge its batteries on solar panels installed at camp sites. The team haven’t limited themselves to UK markets; after success in the UK they hope to expand abroad, helping governments and charities reach those in isolated and deprived areas. The team understand that the first thing they must do before all of this, is design and build a working prototype. After coming third in the competition final, the team have already been in talks with University professors and SOLEC, a solar energy company, taking them one step closer to realising their dream.
School: Dixon City Academy, Bradford
Impact: National, International
Issues: Sustainable energy, Environment, CO Poisoning